Testimonial – Paul Rahman, Australia

Wow, we made the trip over to New Zealand hoping to catch a salmon each for the wall. I had mine by the first day and my mate by the second day. The trout fishing was just a bonus and was the best fishing we have had on some very large rainbows on tight skinny…


Testimonial – David Wright, New Zeand

To put it simply, Ben is an outstanding guide. His years of experience are very obvious when it comes to finding and spotting fish, knowing waters and putting you in the best possible position to catch a fish. Fishing with Ben is a real pleasure.

Testimonial – Dean Falvey, Australia

Our experience with Ben was second to none. Our group contained three fishermen of varying experience, yet Ben was still able to find locations and fish to suit each members needs. As overseas visitors, Ben was able to broaden our knowledge of the whole region and show us some spectacular locations during our experience. Ben…


First Salmon Caught for 2014/15 Season

The salmon are on their way! The first salmon of the new 2014/15 season has been caught off the beach at Kaikoura. Traditionally salmon are caught by anglers in Kaikoura fishing off the beach,  behind the old railway station in September and October. Salmon make their way south down the coast before reaching the braided…


Super-Sized Trout Forecast For 2014/15 Fishing Season

This season New Zealand anglers are likely to see some ‘super sized’ trout in some of our fisheries due to the mice plague that is set to run rampant through our beech forest systems. Last summer saw prolific beech tree flowering. This translates into heavy seed drops and tends to trigger an explosion in the back…


Testimonial – Eric Hanssen, Australia

“Great trip with a great guy, perfect organisation. Everything was planned to make the trip perfect, spare equipment, spare guide, contingency plans … Plenty of fish and lots of laughs. Even the weather was at the party! I had a blast and will definitely come back if I can.”

Testimonial – Steve Lorack, USA

“I chose to fish with Ben because of his specialisation in salmon fishing. He knows the Rakaia River very well, having scouted the best spots in advance and making sure we were in position at first light. I had a nice sea run Brown Trout in the ice box before breakfast. It was a very…


Testimonial – Mark Vidler

“We met in the dark hours of the morning with a good drive ahead of us. Ben’s an easy guy to get on with, but talk soon turned to the Salmon with some great background information discussed on our way to the Rakaia Gorge. As we were setting up the fish began to jump and…